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Find cheap Christmas flights to Hong Kong 2018

Find out how you can beat the price surge for Christmas flights to Hong Kong.

Whether you’re planning to experience Disney Hong Kong’s glittery Christmas, want to tour the city or are simply visiting family and friends, Christmas is a spectacular time to be in Hong Kong.

But with hordes of travellers heading to Asia’s World City, it’s natural for the flight fares to skyrocket.

Here’s how you can catch a cheap Christmas flight with the right tips, holiday deals and a carefully timed travel strategy.


Top Christmas flight deals to Hong Kong

Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Round-the-world fares from $1,179

Valid for travel between 25 February - 11 April 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-London-Los Angeles-Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong flights from $704 return

Valid for travel until 30 June 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hong Kong.

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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Asia flights from $425 return with Singapore Airlines

Valid for travel from 1-20 September 2018, 8 October - 30 November 2018, 7 January - 4 April 2019 and 29 April - 15 June 2019. Destinations include Phuket, Singapore, Manila, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City and more. Sample fare is Darwin-Singapore.

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Up to 25% off business class flights

Valid for travel on select dates. Bookings must be made 90 days prior flight. Destinations include Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Taipei, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dublin and more. T&C's apply.

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STA Travel STA Travel

Full-service Asia flights from $379 return

Valid for travel on select dates until December 2018. Sample fare is Melbourne-Bali. Destinations include Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore and more.

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Expedia.com.au Expedia.com.au

Hong Kong from $504 return with Philippine Airlines

Valid select days in May and June. Sample fares include Sydney-Hong Kong for $512 return and Melbourne-Hong Kong for $529 return.

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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Hong Kong?

According to Skyscanner, most savings on flights to Hong Kong come around six months prior to departure. By booking this far in advance, you stand to save up to 16% on flights.

If you missed these early offers, don’t despair. For Christmas bookings, you can save up to 33% by booking three months in advance in September. Aim to purchase your seat by end of October however as this is when prices start to head upward.

If you depart on or before 15 December, you can save more on your fare. This is ideally suited to those who plan to stay in Hong Kong for a long period. To save even more, plan to return from 2 January onwards when return fares start falling.


Tips and tricks to getting cheap Christmas flights to Hong Kong

Try these simple tips to find a price that suits your budget:

  • Travel on the Christmas Day: If you don’t need to be in Hong Kong on 25 December or are flexible with your holiday dates, travel on Christmas or New Year’s Day. Most travellers avoid these festive dates and travel a few days earlier or later, which makes flight prices considerably lower.
  • Have flexible timings: Steer clear of travelling during the peak business hours as these come with peak prices. Choose the first flight of the day or the very last, for example.
  • Choose budget airlines: Several well-known airlines like Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines fly from Australia to Hong Kong but at a cost. To keep to budget, choose their low-cost alternatives such as Scoot, Air China, China Airlines, China Eastern, and Hong Kong Airlines for lower flight rates. These generally include one or more stopovers en-route to Hong Kong.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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